Accessibility of Long Distance Trains

Amtrak Requests Public Feedback on Accessibility of Long Distance Trains

Amtrak is committed to procuring a modern fleet to operate on its Long Distance route network that will improve the rider experience for customers with mobility disabilities. Public feedback on the future of accessible train travel is requested and Amtrak has made available options to provide comment online and to attend a public meeting in-person or virtually.

Amtrak has set up a website where the public can submit feedback and/or register to participate, either in-person or virtually. Details are below:

WHO: Amtrak Officials

WHAT: Public Meeting

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET; Wednesday, August 30, 2023

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., Washington, DC 20001

RSVP: Register for in-person attendance at the website by August 25, 2023. Virtual attendance registration is available at the website until August 30, 2023.

Amtrak is looking for input from the public on how to make their long distance trains more accessible for riders with disabilities. This meeting presents an opportunity for people to provide feedback directly to Amtrak officials.

If you care about accessible public transportation, I encourage you to consider attending this event in-person or online. Providing feedback directly to Amtrak can help shape the future of accessible train travel in America.

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